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Thursday, July 16, 2015

DoD to Award $718M Contract Supporting Fighter Aircraft

F-35B Lightning II STOVLThe U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced several work agreements Tuesday, highlighted by two Navy contracts with Lockheed Martin, one of which involves production support for F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.

As part of the $718.2 million F-35 deal, Lockheed Martin will provide non-air vehicle spares, support equipment, Autonomic Logistics Information System hardware and software upgrades, full mission simulators, supply chain management, and engineering serving supporting the low-initial production of the aircraft.

In addition to the Navy, the deal will benefit the Air Force, Marine Corps, an undisclosed international partner, and foreign military sales customers.

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